Video – VCU completes Hofstra sweep

Once again the Rams used a stifling defense to keep themselves toward top of the CAA standings, this time shutting down Hofstra 61-49 to complete the regular season sweep.

It was the third time the black-and-gold held an opponent under 50 points during their current three-game win streak, turning the Pride over 18 times on the night and holding them to just 4-of-20 shooting in the second half of play.

Bradford Burgess lead the Rams with 14 points in the win, half coming from the free throw line, and matched Juvonte Reddic’s game-high 7 rebounds.

Three other Rams posted double-digits on the evening, as Burgess was joined by starters Reddic (10), Troy Daniels (12), and Darius Theus (10), who posted his first three-game double-digit scoring stretch of the season.

The Rams may have lost four seniors from last year’s Final 4 team, but have been served well by their youth, matching last year’s 16-5 start to the season.

VCU will head to the Towson Center to take on the Tigers of Towson University (0-21, 0-9) this Thursday. The Tigers are currently riding a 40-game losing streak and haven’t recorded a win since December of 2010.

The Rams will follow that game with road contests at Georgia State and William & Mary before returning to the Siegel Center for a special “white out” homecoming game against the Huskies of Northeastern University.

A two-time graduate of VCU (School of the Arts '07, Center for Sport Leadership '10), Mat is a co-founder of VCU Ram Nation and a longtime fan as the ...
  • Mat
  • January 24, 2012
Dear Juvonte...if you're reading this...I apologize for somehow not recording your dunk attempt. Worst mistake in however many years we've been covering VCU basketball.